Ichnofossils

Just out | The first evidence of iguanodontids (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) in Alberta, Canada – A fossil footprint from the Early Cretaceous @ Cretaceous Research

Just out @ Cretaceous Research The first evidence of iguanodontids (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) in Alberta, Canada – A fossil footprint from the Early Cretaceous Author(s) Donald M. Henderson Abstract: Basal iguanodontians (“iguanodontids”) were a successful group of ornithopod dinosaurs that attained a near global distribution by the late Early Cretaceous. Despite their body fossils being known in abundance from the uppermost Jurassic and Lower Cretaceous of the western United States, their

Just out | Trace Fossils from the Brioverian (Ediacaran–Fortunian) in Brittany (NW France) @ Ichnos

Just out @ Ichnos Trace Fossils from the Brioverian (Ediacaran–Fortunian) in Brittany (NW France) Author(s) Romain Gougeon, Didier Néraudeau, Marie-Pierre Dabard, Anne-Catherine Pierson-Wickmann, France Polette, Marc Poujol & Jean-Paul Saint-Martin Abstract: The Ediacaran–Fortunian ichnofauna from Central Brittany (NW France) is revised for the first time since the pioneering work by Lebesconte at the end of the 19th century. The study is based on fossils from the type-localities of the historical

Starfishes and other stars | New Species Reported This Week

Unlike other weeks, no newly described species received considerable media coverage this week. Vertebrata continues dominant in new species reported, but descriptions are very diverse: fishes, dinosaurs, medium-sized mammals, echinoderms, are accompanied by new traces and organisms incerta sedis. Ages are also very diverse, spanning from the Middle Cambrian to the Late Neogene. The new species reported this week come from America (USA, Argentina), Europe (Italy, Czech Republic and Russia), and Asia (China). Full account of fossil species reported this week:

Just out | Anza palaeoichnological site. Late Cretaceous. Morocco. Part II. Problems of large dinosaur trackways and the first African Macropodosaurus trackway @ Journal of African Earth Sciences

Just out @ Journal of African Earth Sciences Anza palaeoichnological site. Late Cretaceous. Morocco. Part II. Problems of large dinosaur trackways and the first African Macropodosaurus trackway Author(s) Moussa Masroura, Noura Lkebira, Félix Pérez-Lorente Abstract: The Anza site shows large ichnological surfaces indicating the coexistence in the same area of different vertebrate footprints (dinosaur and pterosaur) and of different types (tridactyl and tetradactyl, semiplantigrade and rounded without digit marks) and the

Just out | New evidence of nearshore Mid-Triassic Zoophycos: morphological and paleoenvironmental characterization @ Facies

Just out @ Facies New evidence of nearshore Mid-Triassic Zoophycos: morphological and paleoenvironmental characterization Author(s) Alice Giannetti, José Enrique Tent-Manclús, José Francisco Baeza-Carratalá Abstract: Zoophycos is a well-known trace fossil common throughout the Phanerozoic. Paleozoic forms show important differences in morphology and habitat distribution with respect to the Jurassic, Cretaceous, and Cenozoic ones. Therefore, Early–Middle Triassic is considered a crucial time-span for the understanding of the evolution of this trace fossil. So far, Early Triassic Zoophycos is

On the News | Dinosaur egg fossils dating from 70 million years ago found in China @ Sky News

On the News @ Sky News Title:  Dinosaur egg fossils dating from 70 million years ago found in China Excerpt: “Fossilised dinosaur eggs from 70 million years ago have been unearthed on a building site in China. The shells, discovered near Foshan in the southeast of the country, were found at a depth of about 26ft (8m), preserved in red sandstone. The round-shaped eggs belonged to plant-eating phytophagous dinosaurs in

Just out | Natural Casts of Early Eocene Entobia from the Kachchh Basin, India @ Ichnos

Just out @ Ichnos Natural Casts of Early Eocene Entobia from the Kachchh Basin, India Author(s) Shweta S. Gurav & Kantimati G. Kulkarni Abstract: Excellently preserved natural casts of sponge borings Entobia Bronn from the Early Eocene rocks of the Kachchh basin, India are reported for the first time. The entobian bioerosion is represented by four ichnospecies viz., Entobia cateniformis, E. geometrica, E. ovula, and E. paradoxa. Molds and casts

Just out | Proposal for Ichnotaxonomic Allocation of Therapsid Footprints from the Botucatu Formation (Brazil) @ Ichnos

Just out @ Ichnos Proposal for Ichnotaxonomic Allocation of Therapsid Footprints from the Botucatu Formation (Brazil) Author(s) Simone D’Orazi Porchetti, Reinaldo J. Bertini & Max C. Langer Abstract: A new ichnospecies, Brasilichnium anaiti, is erected on material from the Botucatu Formation of Brazil. The general morphology supports ichnotaxonomic similarity between the new ichnotaxon and Brasilichnium elusivum Leonardi, 1981, even if a separation at the ichnospecies level is evident, based on

Just out | The Trace Fossil Polykampton cabellae isp. nov. from the Pagliaro Formation (Paleocene), Northern Apennines, Italy: A Record of Nutritional Sediment Sequestration by a Deep Sea Invertebrate @ Ichnos

Just out @ Ichnos The Trace Fossil Polykampton cabellae isp. nov. from the Pagliaro Formation (Paleocene), Northern Apennines, Italy: A Record of Nutritional Sediment Sequestration by a Deep Sea Invertebrate Author(s) Alfred Uchman & Bruno Rattazzi Abstract: Polykampton cabellae isp. nov., a new ichnospecies of Polykampton Ooster, 1869, occurs in two localities of the Pagliaro Formation (Paleocene) in Liguria, Italy, 1.5–3.5 cm below the top of light grey or rose, thick-bedded

On the News | Dinosaur fossils and the Civil War evoke history in Gettysburg @ Penn Live

On the News @ Penn Live Title:  Dinosaur fossils and the Civil War evoke history in Gettysburg Excerpt: “Millions of visitors pass through the Gettysburg National Military Park each year, taking in the historic landscape of one of the nation’s most definitive chapters. Few people, however, are aware that the battlefield offers an even more dated historical lesson: embedded in perpetuity on several boulders at the southern portion of the